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February 1950


Arch Otolaryngol. 1950;51(2):288-294. doi:10.1001/archotol.1950.00700020309015

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Informal Report.Dr. Norton Canfeild, New Haven, Conn.  At the invitation of Prof. Gunnar Holmgren, of Stockholm, Sweden, approximately forty otolaryngologists and acoustic physicists interested in audiology were called to a meeting in Stockholm, on Sept. 6 and 7, 1948, to discuss the problems of hearing as they affect world population. The meeting was held at the Royal Academy of Sciences and was opened by a short address of welcome by Professor Holmgren. In his opening remarks he said that there were two main questions for discussion: (1) the practical otologie and (2) the acoustic problem. He stated that the attendance of a majority of those who had been invited to the meeting spoke well for the great interest in the important questions to be discussed. Professor Holmgren also mentioned that there was need for great expansion in the field of otology to include the nonmedicai as well as the

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